Rays vs Angels Predictions

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels 5/18/2018 Prediction & Odds

After blasting the Los Angeles Angels in the series opener on Thursday, can the Tampa Bay Rays manage another win in Anaheim when the two meet again tonight?

Game Snapshot & Odds

925 Tampa Bay Rays at 926 Los Angeles Angels

Friday, May 18, 2018

10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium

TV: SUN (TB); FSW (LA)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The Rays are listed with a money line of +130 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 77 percent of the wagers going on the Angels at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Rays rolling

Following a 7-1 win on Thursday, the Rays have now won four straight games coming into Friday night. Tampa is now 20-22 overall and 12-12 on the road. The Rays are putting up 4.33 runs per game this season while allowing 4.64 per contest.

Blake Snell gets the star for the Rays tonight. He is 4-3 through nine starts this season and has a 3.12 ERA with a 1.04 WHIP. Snell has pitched a total of 52 innings and has 53 strikeouts with 16 walks.

Angels home woes continue

The Angels dropped their third straight game at home on Thursday to fall to 25-19 on the season and 11-15 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.73 runs per game in 2018 while giving up 4.16 per contest.

Nick Tropeano gets the start for the Angels tonight. He is 1-2 through five starts this season and he carries a 3.64 WRA with a 1.18 WHIP. Tropeano has 22 strikeouts and 12 walks through 29.2 innings of work.

MLB Betting Trends

Tampa

The Rays are 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win and they are also 5-0 in Snell’s last five starts against the AL West.

Los Angeles

The Angels have lost seven of their last 10 against AL East opponents and five of their last seven home games. They are just 1-4 in Tropeano’s last five starts against AL East opponents.

Prediction:

The Angels are a real mystery at home. It’s hard to imagine a team be could so good on the road and struggle this much at home. I don’t feel great about their chances tonight either. Snell has been the better starter between the two this season. I think he can continue to give LA problems at home. Given the Angels’ struggles in their park, I will take my chances on Tampa tonight.

 

The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +130

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